Appeal for witnesses after two teens assaulted outside Gunwharf Quays
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We’re appealing for witnesses to an incident in which two teenagers were assaulted in Portsmouth.
It was reported to police that at around 4.55pm on Thursday 2 June, a group of teenagers became involved in a verbal altercation with a group of adults on Park Road, outside Gunwharf Quays.
It’s alleged that during this verbal altercation, a 15-year-old girl was slapped across the face by a woman aged in her 20s.
The altercation between the two groups continued around the corner, at the pedestrian crossing on Park Road.
At this point, a 16-year-old boy was punched in the face and knocked to the floor by a man aged in his 20s. The boy sustained a puncture wound to his cheek, along with swelling and a chipped tooth as a result.
It’s alleged that the man was shouting racist language during the assault.
Officers have arrested a 26-year-old man from Gosport on suspicion of wounding without intent, and racially aggravated assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
He has been released from custody but remains under investigation while we conduct further enquiries.
We are keen to hear from any witnesses who saw these assaults take place, and also heard any of the verbal arguments between the two groups.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44220218813.